Bedside catheterization of the left ventricle

Jay N. Cohn, Ibrahim M. Khatri, Paul Hamosh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

19 Scopus citations


Left ventricular catheterization at the bedside without the aid of fluoroscopy was accomplished successfully in 38 of 46 acutely ill patients with the use of a specially curved polyethylene catheter introduced percutaneously in the femoral artery. The procedure could be accomplished quickly and with no serious complications. This simplified technique may make left ventricular pressure monitoring a practical diagnostic and therapeutic guide in certain patients with shock.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-69
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1970

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
From the Hypertension and Clinical Hemodynamics Section, Veterans Administration Hospital and the Department of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D. C. This study was supported in part by Grant HE-09785 from the National Heart Institute, U. S. Public Health Service. Manuscript received March 15, 1969, accepted August 5, 1969.

Copyright 2018 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


Dive into the research topics of 'Bedside catheterization of the left ventricle'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this